- February 16, 2005
- Reaction score
- City, State
- Spener, NY
- Year, Model & Trim Level
- 2005 Explorer Limited
The 2 or 3 bad wheelbearing my wife had you could jack the wheel up and it was loose.02 Mountaineer, 2WD. Symptoms were a humming noise over 35 mph, goes away with left turns, gets louder with right turns, ever present on straight-aways. Swear I could feel subtle vibration in steering wheel when making right turns. I assumed it was a bad front driver side hub bearing. Replaced it this morning (bolts were easy, prying off hub was not). Noise remains!!! Did I mis-diagnose this?
By the way, I've checked all wheels for "free-play", none budged when yanked at 6 o'clock and 12 o'clock, so if a bad hub remains, it's not obvious...
Did I replace the wrong bearing??? How did other people diagnose which bearing was bad?